Friday, May 08, 2015

#3485 - Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

(by Shirley McNevich)

2 cups flour
3/4 cup finely ground pecans
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 stick softened butter
1/2 cup Crisco shortening
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup Domino's dark brown sugar (packed)
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cups Nestle's semi-sweet chocolate bits
1 cup chopped pecans

In a food processor or a blender, grind pecans until you have 3/4 cup finely ground pecans. In a bowl add finely ground pecans, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt--stir to mix. In a mixer add butter, Crisco, white sugar and brown sugar--beat. Add eggs and vanilla--beat. Slowly add flour mixture--beat. Remove bowl from mixer--add chocolate chips and chopped pecans--stir with a wooden spoon. Drop batter by spoonfuls on to greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until browned. Cool slightly, then place cookies on paper towels to cool.

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